STEP (Sixth term examination paper) is a well-established mathematics examination designed to test candidates on questions that are similar in style to undergraduate mathematics.
STEP is used by the University of Cambridge, the University of Warwick and Imperial College London. Other universities sometimes ask candidates to take STEP.
Some students take STEP papers just for the challenge.
Please check the details of your course(s) to confirm if you are required to take STEP as part of the application process.
There are two STEP examinations: STEP 2 and STEP 3. Students are usually required to sit either one or both of the examinations, depending on the requirements of the universities they have applied to.
For more detailed information about the format of STEP, see the specification. Please note: the specification is currently being prepared for summer 2024 to update the front cover and introduction.
If you need any further information or support, please contact our Customer Support Centre on 01223 553998 or at STEPmaths@ocr.org.uk.